Observation 10047: Conocybe Fay.

When: 2008-08-25

Collection location: San Rafael, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

Possibly eaten by a two year old child who was released from the hospital with no symptoms. Found on a playground and the parents would like an ID.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:34 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘San Rafael, CA’ to ‘San Rafael, California, USA



Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
Conocybe aff. albipes?
By: Heather Hallen-Adams (hallenhe)
2008-08-25 15:53:23 EDT (-0400)

I agree; it looks like Conocybe albipes (= C. lactea), albeit a bit darker than the ones I’ve seen; C. rickenii has some gross similarity. C. albipes contains phallotoxins, but these are not absorbed by the digetsive tract, and have not been implicated in human poisonings. Conocybe filaris (contains amatoxins) is the only known dangerous Conocybe, and this isn’t that. Some species (i.e. C. smithii) contain psilocybin; these species bruise blue, as do the hallucinogenic Psilocybe species.

Looks like Conocybe
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-08-25 10:58:05 EDT (-0400)

Looks like a Conocybe, maybe C. lactea, maybe another. I haven’t heard any claims on Conocybe, so people know, are they harmless? Did you save it? Any scope details?

Created: 2008-08-25 09:00:23 EDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2012-09-08 00:24:15 EDT (-0400)
Viewed: 61 times, last viewed: 2017-06-05 02:17:59 EDT (-0400)
Show Log